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Unlocked N-Series Nokia Phones Get Gaming Gear

NGage Star Wars (Courtesy of Nokia)Cellphone lovers tend to buy more unlocked phones these days because many features are cut out of the phones purchased from carriers including Verizon, and T-Mobile. Reduction in features reduces the cost – and thereby allows them to sell phones for less or provide them at reduced costs when purchased with a service plan. CompUSA customers have had access to unlocked GSM phones for some time and with unlocked CDMA phones compatible with Verizon and Sprint on the horizon with their new ‘open platform’ approach – the advantages to no contract extension requirement and sometimes many more features – makes them a winner.

People who have purchased unlocked n-Series Nokia cellphones, specifically the models based on the Symbian Series 60 OS, including the N81, N81 8GB, N82, N95 and N95 8GB, were provided a treat today – their phones are completely ready to participate in the new Nokia N-Gage game download service.

Google Android phones showcased at MWC

google-logo.jpgThe first batch of cellular phones armed with Google’s Android software was showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last Monday. Qualcomm, Marvell, Texas Instruments, NEC, ARM and several others showcased their prototype handsets allowing network operators and cellular phone users to preview what is to come in the near future.

Skyfire Browser For Smartphones

SkyfireSkyfire, a start-up company, has spent the last 18 months to develop a new proprietary technology that now delivers web content to mobile phones at a speed that matches computer browsing. This revelation was made at the DEMO 08 conference. Skyfire’s CEO Bhandari claims that Skyfire’s success can be attributed to the development of a unique efficient protocol that their servers transcode every web page into on the fly. It is these pages, transcoded into a phone format, that allow users to view and transact online like they do on their broadband PCs.

Until the development of special browsers, mobile browsing has brought substandard WAP pages, second-rate versions of websites, persistent error messages, slow rendering of of images, and very unreliable transactions. The release of Skyfire not only addresses these pain points in the mobile online experience, but is certain to catapult mobile usage into mainstream in one step.